[Phpmyadmin-devel] going to PHP 5-only

Sebastian Mendel lists at sebastianmendel.de
Fri Jun 15 11:19:36 CEST 2007

cand. inf. Alexander M. Turek schrieb:
> Hi Marc & list,
> I just noticed this interesting discussion and felt like joining it. I
> definitely support the idea of dropping php 4 support. phpMyAdmin has a
> manpower problem so getting rid of costly compatibility unmaintainable
> might be a step into the right direction.
> Marc Delisle schrieb:
>>> and drop MySQL 3.x and 4.0 support to?
>> =20
>> And I don't know about the market penetration for MySQL 3.x and 4.x. I =
>> am in favor of dropping support for MySQL 3.x.
> Compatibility drops like this should not be made often, otherwise you
> create many legacy versions the need to be maintained and
> security-patched. This is why I'd suggest that support for older MySQL
> branches should be dropped together with php 4.
> Current phpMyAdmin versions should support the full feature set of MySQL
> 3.23, 4.0 and 4.1. Users of those branches won't benefit much from
> future phpMyAdmin releases, imho.
> I know, that the idea of working with MySQL >= 5 only might sound a bit=
> [...]

i fully agree!

i would also like to support only MySQL >= 5 and PHP >= 5(.2)

i was just a little bit more carefull saying only 4.1 ... ;-)

the main reason i see, like Alexander already said, is the current amount of
time and code needed to provide BC


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